Laurel punches ticket to the “Tub”

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Laurel – The Laurel Bulldogs are headed back to Tubby Raymond Field at the University of Delaware. Laurel scored four times in the fourth quarter to pull away from Tatnall for a 48-14 win. It will be the Bulldogs second straight trip to Newark where they won the DIAA Class A state title last year. Laurel’s offense amassed 355 yards …

Smyrna advances to 3A title game with dominating win over Middletown

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In the 3A quarterfinal round last week, three teams “flipped the script” avenging losses during the regular season. Smyrna did the same Friday night in the semis with a convincing 48-0 win over Middletown, a team the Eagles lost to 21-14 back in September.  Smyrna mixed up the offense using the “wildcat”, “earthquake”, and the spread with very little passing, …

Vikings advance to second straight state championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

St. Elizabeth got nearly 500 yards and five touchdowns from their dynamic running back duo of Quasim Benson and Chris Caracter, as the Vikings outlasted Seaford, 46-35, in a DIAA Class 1A semifinal Saturday night at Abessinio Stadium. The second-seeded Vikings will meet the top seed, Laurel, on December 10th at Delaware Stadium. It is a rematch of last year’s …

Dover flips script to advance to Class AAA semis

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Georgetown – Five weeks ago Dover was shut out in their regular season game versus Sussex Central. Five weeks ago the Senators’ Nasir Snipes-Guzman’s football future was uncertain as he awaited approval of a transfer waiver from the DIAA board. Fast forward to Friday night. Snipes-Guzman was back on the field and Dover shut out the Golden Knights 20-0 in …

Soccer champs: Sallies over Charter, Caravel blanks St. Marks

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

The Salesianum Sals went on to win their second straight DIAA Division I Boys Soccer state championship and twenty first overall. Sallies defeated Wilmington Charter by a score of 4-1 at Dover high school.  The Sals scored two goals in each half of the game. In the first half Jake Ross scored the first goal then assisted Gianluca Marroni for …

St. Georges survives late comeback attempt from Appoquinimink

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

It was a highly anticipated 2 vs. 7 matchup between the 4-6 St. Georges Hawks and the 6-4 Appoquinimink Jaguars.  Both teams rounded into form with strong second halves of the season and were perhaps coming into this game playing their best football. Appo was riding high coming off an impressive comeback effort against Salesianum last week to earn a …

Laurel grinds out state tournament victory

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Laurel – The Laurel Bulldogs football team is not flashy, but more of a blue collar mentality on both offense and defense. They ground and pound on offense and bring intense pressure on defense. That was the formula used in their 41-7 victory over St. Andrew’s on Friday night at Laurel’s Schollenberger Field in the DIAA Class A quarterfinal game. …

Tower Hill upsets Saint Mark’s for 1st volleyball championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

NEWARK — Chloe Sachs had dreamed about playing volleyball at the Bob Carpenter Center for the past 10 years. She was in the stands as a second-grader as Tower Hill, coached by her father, Mike, competed in the DIAA championship match as the 11th seed against Padua, falling in straight sets. On Nov. 14, the Hillers were back in the …

Padua, St. Andrews girls capture DIAA cross country titles

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Padua Pandas secured their 10th consecutive team championship this afternoon at Killen’s Pond State Park in Felton. Sophia Holgado won the individual title in a time of 19:10.8, just two seconds ahead of her teammate Mary Flanagan. Anna Bockius took 4th, Kylie McCarthy was 6th and Kelsey Wolff finished in 8th place as Padua had the lowest team score …